Be still

Yesterday as I was rushing from class to class, I began to stop and think knowing I had 4 minutes left to get back to class before the professor started to lecture after our 10 minute break, why is this world so fast paced. Why am I planning out how much time I would have…

Politics and God

WARNING: This post is going to be different than any other post I’ve ever written. I’ve been thinking tonight a lot about the new “Trumpcare” that was just passed by the house of representatives and researching the preexisting conditions that will inhibit the process of receiving healthcare. Some of these include from what I’ve read,…

Creating idols

Joshua 1:9 says “this is my command- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Lately God has been challenging me when it comes to trusting him with all of my heart. I’ve found myself leaning on my own understanding more than…

Letting God be in control at all times

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways, my ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2…

Firsts

I know I have mentioned this before, but the first holidays and anniversaries of someone’s passing are always hard. This father’s day is going to be the first fathers day without my grandpa and I haven’t really thought about it but I’m really struggling with it. I remember last father’s day so vividly, my grandpa…

Feeling alone

Do you ever have those days where everything just seems to bother you and you just want to lock yourself away because you feel like it’s the best thing to do? That was me today, did I no. Partially because I wasn’t feeling comfortable with being home but partially because people just kept wanting things…

Forgiveness 

Why do we let other people’s harsh words get stuck in our heads? Forgiving those who have wronged us or said hurtful things is one of the hardest things to do. Nobody really knows what one another is facing deep down, so why are we so quick to pass judgment, like “you’re too fat,” “you’re…

Grieving through memories

I’ve never really been one who is materialistic and has to have the best of the best but when I get something nice I cherish it! One of the hardest things to do after someone close to you passes away, is to go through their belongings. My great grandma and I were 80 years apart…

Timing

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” I think so often when we pray for something related to timing we expect it to be done for us immediately with no concept…

Prayer 

Prayer is such a vital role in the Christian lifestyle. I think more often than not we leave out things on our mind when we pray, at least I do. It might just be me, but prayer is one thing I struggle with being consistent in. When it gets hardest for me to pray and…

Renewed Strength

Lord everything right now is in your hands and your timing. I might not understand fully why you are placing me in the position that you are but you do and right now only you know the outcome. I feel like right now all I can do is pray and meditate on Philippians 4:6 “Be…

Suffering with Christ

“We suffer with Christ so that we might fully participate in his life of love. Not only do sacrifice and suffering take on greater significance when we suffer with Christ in communion with him, but the Bible and ethics also take on greater significance.” As Christians (myself included) we often view suffering as a bad…